UK training centre for Konecranes

By Laura Hatton09 September 2013

The centre will provide both theoretical and practical training areas

The centre will provide both theoretical and practical training areas

Lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes has opened a training centre at its UK headquarters in Castle Donington, Leicestershire.

The centre will offer theoretical and practical training areas, including two 2.5 tonne capacity SG CXTS cranes, a company spokesperson said. The centre also houses a number of CXT hoists and CLX overhead cranes for training.

Martin Wadeson, Konecranes UK training manager, said, “Right from the outset it was our aim to create a training facility that would be the envy of the lifting equipment industry and we are confident that this will, indeed, prove to be the case. Not only does the centre possess the resources that are required for effective training to be delivered across a broad spectrum of subject areas, the suite of specific training courses that we will be presenting will match this.

“Konecranes recognises the need to progressively elevate the skills base of not just its own employees but also those of its customers moving forward, and the decision to invest in training to this magnitude bears testimony to this fact.”

Training available at the centre is for technicians, inspectors, crane operators and customer service staff. Courses cover product and maintenance specialist training, health and safety, and Tech 1 and 2 Service Technician Certification programmes, a company spokesperson added.

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